Saturday, November 16, 2019

West Orange Arts Council Presents Small Works Members Exhibit and Holiday Boutique Extravaganza at the West Orange Arts Center

Small Works Members Exhibition

WHEN: Opening Reception on Saturday, November 16, from 4-7pm. Additional viewing opportunities include gallery hours 90 minutes prior to Luna Stage performances and by appointment until January 11, 20120.
West Orange Arts Center (WOAC), 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ

Upcoming holiday events designed to appeal to a broad audience of art lovers and supporters of the arts,  kicks off. Exhibiting WOAC members include E. Balkrishna E., Carol Black-Lemon,  Marina Carreira, Lois Condon, Irene Dunsavage, Daniel Epstein, Maria Estrela, Debbie Galant, Joan Gantz, Adam Gustavson, Candice Harris, Kathleen Heron, Mary Howe, Carol Jenkins, Shoshana Kertesz, Cansuela Lawrence, Barbara Motley, Mansa Mussa, Denis Orloff, Geralyn Robinson, Cynthia Sherr-Wolf, Denise Toney, Michelle Trapani, and Amy Wax-Orloff.

The WOAC's Annual Holiday Boutique Extravaganza also returns for two back-to-back weekends, Dec. 7 & 8 and  Dec. 14 & 15, 2019. Extended hours for shopping are Saturdays from Noon- 7pm and Sundays from 1-5pm. The WOAC will be transformed into a shopper's paradise, featuring holiday treats, soft music, daily door prizes and special coupons from local businesses. An affordable unique and eclectic selection of original art, hand-crafted jewelry, also will include hand-knitted neck wraps, honey fresh from the Watchung Mountains, Rock & Roll art, natural bath and body products, luxurious home textiles, upcycled glassworks, fine art pendants, and pottery. Local participating artists include  Carol Black-Lemon, Tina Burk, Cheryl Forbes, James Hemmel, Renee Marshall-McKinley, Vivienne O'Neill, Harene Pitter, Timothy Shields,  Zena Spevak, Joan Tak and Michelle Trapani. "What makes our holiday boutique special is the festive, warm and inviting atmosphere we create; it's a vibe that you simply can't get online or at the mall," states holiday boutique chair Carol Black-Lemon. We look forward to welcoming our community of artists, arts supporters and shoppers to explore this up-and-coming cultural destination.  In addition, the West Orange Arts Center Gift Shop will also be open during this time with local artists’ work available for purchase.

The West Orange Arts Council mission is to cultivate, inspire, and support the arts in West Orange. Area artists and community leaders remain the core of this all-volunteer organization that operates the West Orange Arts Center gallery and gift shop. Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! is our exciting year-long celebration of the arts, representing various artists, workshops, exhibits, and activities to enhance the lives of the residents of the Township of West Orange and neighboring communities. 

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